OBITUARY

John Alexander Begg III

July 8, 1949September 28, 2020
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John Alexander Begg III passed away in Hillsboro, Oregon, on September 28, 2020. John, the firstborn son of Jane and John Begg, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, on July 8, 1949. He developed a love of music while attending junior high and high school. John continued his education at Shoreline Community College and Eastern Washington University as a music major. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a focus in music composition. John was an accomplished trumpet player and passed his love of music and trumpet playing on to his daughter, Taylor. He began his teaching career as a secondary band director in Palmdale, California and continued in that role in Knappa, Oregon, and later in Winlock, Washington. After ten years of teaching, John worked as a financial planner until he retired.

John learned his love of hydroplane racing from his grandfather. That was a passion throughout his life which he shared with his brother, Rob, and his daughter. His collection of hydroplane memorabilia was extensive. He also enjoyed sports, classic movies, and gardening.

John was preceded in death by his mother and father, his sister, Barbara, and his brother, Rob. He is survived by his wife, Christine, of forty three years, his daughter, Taylor Begg, his sister, Jan Begg, his nephews John Wolfred, Chuck Wolfred, Cyrus Biehl, and his nieces Elizabeth Munoz, Emily Ashby, and Lilia Biehl. John will be laid to rest at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Begg family.

Services

  • Graveside Service - Family Only

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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Christine Begg

October 25, 2020

John,
... for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part ... we have come full circle. I miss you. I love you.

Chris

Julia Karlin

October 13, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Chris, Taylor, and the Begg family. We are sending our thoughts and our love.
We have great memories of sitting on the sidelines of soccer and softball games when the girls were little. John always had his Wall Street Journal!

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